What’s on this September in London?

The Summer holidays may be over but London is still thriving with exciting events and activities this September.

As one of the best 5 star hotels in London, we have compiled our must see, must do and must experience events for our guests. Whatever you’re into, from architecture and Roman history to water-related events there is something for everyone. The challenge will be fitting everything in during your stay, and our guide is here to make it a little easier to plan your visit to London in September and help you fill it with memories to last a lifetime.


Totally Thames Festival – 1st – 31st of September

Throughout September, London’s iconic River Thames is taking centre stage with an extensive programme of events and activities during the Totally Thames Festival. Arts and culture around the River are celebrated together by the local businesses and communities, and this annual event attracts numerous visitors who want to discover more about the famous river. Whether you want to attend a river quiz, an exhibition or a choir concert, the range of events is really varied and will satisfy all the family for a great day out by the banks of the River Thames.

Londinium – Throughout September

Did you know the City of London has a strong Roman heritage that dates back 2,000 years? The Londinium events, taking place over 3 months in the capital, are jam-packed with activities, projections, plays and tours that are designed to let you take a step back in time. Aimed at the whole family, these events will provide you with fascinating facts about the Romans and show you how their heritage is still relevant throughout the years and up to the present day.

BBC Proms in the Park – 9th of September

BBC Proms are world renowned events that honour classical music. With events held in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, on the 9th of September the celebrations will come to an end with a big final event at Hyde Park. As to be expected at BBC Proms in the Park you will be enthralled by live concerts with headlining legend Sir Ray Davies, full orchestras and appearances from pop artists Texas and Steps. As it is the finale, live connections will be made with the Royal Albert Hall for the Last Night of the Proms. This is a fantastic way to finalize the 2017 edition of the BBC Proms and will guarantee a great evening out.

Open House London – 16th and 17th of September

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the doors of 800 venues across London? Not normally opened to the public, these venues include 10 Downing Street, the Senate House, St Pauls Cathedral and many more. The Open House London weekend is a great opportunity for you to explore the architecture of the capital but please be aware that access to some of these venues may require pre-booking or entering a public ballot. There will also be a junior Open House for children from 5 to 11 years old offering trails and activities around some of these venues.

London Design Festival – 16th – 24th of September

The London Design Festival is an annual event celebrating the creativity of the capital’s artists since 2003. For just over a week, the festival will offer an array of free events including exhibitions, seminars and private parties honouring design. You will get to see the 2017 landmark project Villa Walala by Camille Walala, installed in Broadgate. This fun design displays colours and graphics right in the centre of the city.


Whether you are into classical music, architectural design or passionate about River Thames, there are events for everyone in September in London. As one of the best luxury hotels Chelsea has to offer, the Draycott Hotel is the perfect destination to enjoy London and its vast range of things to do this September.

Convinced by one of these early Autumn events? Book your room directly or call us on 0207 730 6466 for the best rates.



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